Every child dreams of wearing the national team jersey someday. My great dream was fulfilled on 17 November 2010, at a test match in Sweden. Four years later, in the summer of 2014, we wrote history when we became world champions in Rio. In the final against Argentina, I replaced Miro Klose in the 88th minute, in the 113th minute I managed to score the decisive 1:0. The feeling after that: indescribable. At the European Championship tournaments in 2012 and 2016, our title hunt ended in the semifinals. But the DFB team means more than just tournaments and trophies. Every meeting with the players and coaches is like a return to the family circle.